Poetry from Thailand

Original poetry written in and about rural Thailand.

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Location: Chong Khae, Nakhonsawan, Thailand

Thursday, January 9, 2014

In Winter Scenes Like This

I miss the silence
in winter scenes like this
especially on starry nights
when chimney smoke rose
in vertical chalky lines and  
the silence seemed profound.  

I miss the sounds, too,
in winter scenes like this
which carried during the day  
from streets miles away and
were made by friends you
almost thought you knew.

I miss being young
in winter scenes like this
when in the snow and cold
the whole world was playing
dead, but I was feeling
stronger everyday.

FG January 9, 2014

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The photo is by my friend James Bagnell who lives in New Bedford, Mass .